Today: 28 May 2017
Best fairground Geneva Motor Show, held from the 9 19 on March called the Bugatti stand. The award in this nomination is awarded by the Club of Advertising and Public Relations 14 recent years. "The jury chose the Bugatti stand for efficient design on a small exhibition area, stand elements workmanship and detail", - says the automaker's statement. At the stand of the brand in Geneva it was shown only one car - painted in dark blue hypercar Chiron, one of the first collected by the client machines.
The North American division of Volvo company released a commercial hybrid crossover XC90. The campaign is called Highway Robbery ( «robbery on the high road"). The video, filmed in collaboration with the American Grey Agency, indicated that hybrid plug is able to "move on gasoline, electricity, as well as through other vehicles." Volvo and Grey created a special system based on the principle of operation of the peristaltic pump. Its main component was a special soft fabric integrated into the interior of pipes filled with water. In late March, the canvas installed on a road in Southern California.
Motorsport Bentley Motorsport will take part in more than 90 GT racing world-class series. This will be the most ambitious racing program in the history of the brand. Team Bentley Team M-Sport will take part in the championship Blancpain GT Series, and the pilots to participate in the stages of Blancpain Endurance Series will Ripe racer Wolfgang (Wolfgang Reip). "Over the past two seasons we have several times entered into a serious fight with Wolfgang in the races, after which we decided to invite him to take part in our tests.
The company Tesla got 276 thousand pre-orders for its most affordable model - electric car Model 3, presented on Friday, April 1. This was on his official Twitter page wrote the head of the brand Elon Musk. The head of the automaker also said that in the first 24 hours after the start of pre-orders from Tesla ordered 180 thousand copies Model 3. The average price of each ordered car, taking into account the options is approximately 42 thousand dollars. On his Twitter page Musk announced that the base version of the Model 3 will be rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive will be offered for an electric vehicle as an option.
Administration of the Nürburgring race track canceled the speed limit on the "Nordschleife". Thus, it again will allow automakers to fight on track for new record lap time. Speed limits have been established in the past year after the accident, the pilot factory team "Nissan" on Jan Mardenboro VLN race series. Then the death of one member of the audience, and several people were injured. Speed limits have been established, including, on the longest straight Dottinger Hohe (250 kilometers per hour) in the area Flugplatz (200 kilometers per hour) and Tiergarten (200 kilometers per hour).
The Japanese team Gazoo Racing, which is building and tuning race cars for "Toyota", published a C-HR crossover first photos prepared to participate in the "24 hours Nürburgring". The tests were cars on the circuit Fuji Speedway. The serial version of C-HR crossover made its debut in March. The model is built on a modular platform and is offered with a hybrid power plant based on 1,8-liter gasoline engine. Also available for off-road vehicle 115-1.2 powerful turbine and two-liter aspirated, working together with the CVT. No details about the powerplant racing Toyota C-HR yet. It is expected that the car will get a turbocharged engine of small volume.
Jaguar is going to resume production XKSS model, which the automaker calls "the first supercar in the world." The original cars were produced in the year 1957. Jaguar XKSS is the road version of the sports car D-Type, won Le Mans three times in a row in the middle of 1950-x. In January 1957, one of the founders of the brand - William Lyons - I decided to convert the remaining copies of the firm 25 D-Type cars in the road that have been called XKSS. From D-Type road pattern is different, for example, a large windscreen, additional passenger-side door, and the absence of a separator between the seats and the fin behind the driver.
One of the copies of the three-wheeled microcar Peel P50, is available in the UK from the 1962 1965 on year, was sold at auction RM Sotheby's, which was held in Florida. An unnamed buyer paid for the car, has been repeatedly recognized "the smallest in the world», 176 thousand dollars. It is reported that this car is one of the 26-minute Peel P50, surviving. Total issuance amounted to 47 edition copies. The owner of the car up to this point has been sold at auction an American collector. Peel P50 famous by Top Gear car show. In the third series of the tenth season, aired in the year 2007, Jeremy Clarkson drove it on BBC office.
In US trading Bonhams', held in mid-March on the island of Amelia Island in Florida, was sold sports car Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer sample 1937 years. The car went under the hammer for 9,73 million. According to the auction house, this car is not only "the most expensive Bugatti 57S, ever sold at auction, but also the most valuable pre-war car was exhibited at the Amelia Island. Starting price of the instance was 6 million. The owner of the sports car became a private collector from the US, whose name was not called. Sold Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer has been delivered in the new year 1937 in New York, and a year later is shown at the Motor Show in London. The car is equipped 3,3-liter eight-cylinder engine power 200 horsepower.
Company Lamborghini has completely restored the first instance of a coupe Miura SV 1971 release. "Renaissance" sports car was timed to the anniversary of 50-Miura model, which appeared in the year 1966. The work was entrusted to unit Lamborghini Polo Storico, specializing in the restoration and maintenance of old vehicles. To return to the original state sports car it took about a year. Specialists restored preproduction sample Miura SV chassis under the number 4846, which was shown in the spring of 1971 year at the Geneva Motor Show. The Italians completely looked over 3,9-liter twelve-cylinder engine and five-speed manual.
BMW has unveiled a new prototype, called Vision Next 100. The concept car, complete with an autonomous control system, dedicated to the centenary of the foundation of the brand. In the prototype, there are two modes of operation - Boost and Ease. In the first case, driving is transmitted to the driver, and head-up display, which occupies the entire area of the windscreen, shows information about the speed and trajectory cornering. In addition, in bad weather and low visibility on the screen will display information about the vehicles that cross the path of movement Vision Next 100.
The American firm Genovation Cars set a world speed record among the electric vehicles that are allowed to ride on public roads. Achievement - 300,6 kilometers per hour - was officially recorded Association International Mile Racing Association (IMRA). The record was set on the coupe Genovation GXE, created on the basis of the supercar Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2006 release. The car equipped with an electric motor developing over 700 813 horsepower and Nm of torque. Coupe is able to recruit "hundreds" for about three seconds, and the battery pack allows the coupe to travel without recharging 210 kilometers. Check-in took place at the end of February on the runway at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Liechtenstein nanoFlowcell company said it tested a "quantum" electropenalty Quantino, who drove without stopping more than 14 hours. Premiere of pre-production version of the new model was held at the Geneva Motor Show. In the tests, which took place at the site in Zurich, Switzerland, attends the chief engineer nanoFlowcell Nunzio La Vecchia. He was driving a car to move around within 14 hours at an average speed 74 kilometers per hour, simulating urban driving cycle. After the test, 175-liter prototype fuel tanks were filled to the 78 percent. "The car could go further, but, unlike Quantino, my ability has its limit," - said La Vecchia.
Nissan will next year launch a series Qashqai, equipped with autonomous control system. The crossover will be the first European car brand with similar technology. This manufacturer announced in the framework of the Geneva Motor Show. "Qashqai" will be equipped with a system that will allow the car without the driver moving on the highway, but only within the same band. Nissan subsequently improves your autopilot - Electronics will in the presence of a collision hazard to rebuild the car in the adjacent bands. By 2020-th company expects to implement the Inner-city technology that will drive the car yourself through dense city traffic, driving through complex junctions and intersections.
The company Apollo Automobil GmbH, which is the legal successor of the German sports car manufacturer Gumpert, has introduced a new model - Arrow ( «Arrow»). Premiere 1000-strong coupe was held at the Geneva Motor Show. Machine weight was 1300 kilos. Apollo Arrow received a mid layout, carbon fiber bodywork and doors "gull wing" type. Supercar equipped with four-liter twin-turbo "eight", developing 1000 1000 horsepower and Nm of torque. The engine is combined with a seven-speed sequential gearbox. Apollo Arrow is able to gain first "hundred" for 2,9 seconds, and acceleration to 200 kilometers per hour takes 8,8 seconds.
Google's autonomous vehicle with a system of artificial intelligence crashed into a city bus in the US state of California, which was the first case of a traffic accident involving this car without a driver, transfers on Monday, Reuters reported. According to the agency, the incident occurred on February 14 in Mountain View, but is informed about it just now. Self-managed car brand Lexus was trying to overtake the sandbags on the road when the bus crashed. It is reported that the man, who was in the car, "thinking that the bus slow down and give (an autonomous vehicle) Google to drive." As a result of the accident the car damaged the left side of the bus, the front wheel and the driver's front sensor.
Formula-1 Commission, which includes representatives from the Grand Prix teams, approved changing the appearance of the cars. Since 2017, the machines of the championship will be heavier and wider, which should increase the clamping force, speed and reduce lap times. Since 2017 years for cars will become wider front and rear tires, front and rear wing and the body itself. Rear wing thus become lower, and the track will remain the same. Machine weight with tires will increase from the minimum acceptable 702 722 kilos to kilograms. In addition, the team has once again supported the introduction of a new head protection system - the so-called closed cockpit. The priority is the option proposed by the Mercedes AMG team.
Volvo has introduced a restyled hatchback V40 and his all-terrain modification Cross Country, which received a number of stylistic changes in the exterior. In particular, pyatidverki got new headlamps with a T-shaped LED daytime running lights, is called the "Hammer of Thor". Earlier this stylistic element used on the SUV XC90 second generation, as well as on the sedan and wagon S90 V90. For Volvo V40 will be available five colors of paint finishes and eight options of design wheels. In addition, the Swedes extended the Volvo On Call mobile application. Now the next vehicle functions can be controlled not only with the "smart" watches Apple Watch and Android Wear, but also with the gadget Microsoft Band 2. In addition, the application can work with mobile phones on the Windows operating system 10.
Company Land Rover Defender SUV will release the next generation not earlier 2019 year, although first it was assumed that the model will appear in 2018 year. This is with reference to its own source said the publication Autocar. The original Land Rover Defender, unreleased over 68 years, was finally removed from the conveyor at the end of January 2016 years. The model of the next generation, which is built on an aluminum platform, will share many components with the current cars Jaguar Land Rover Alliance (JLR). The British plan to turn the "Defender" in a whole family of cars, kotoroevklyuchit three-door version of the open and closed body truck, as well as a five-door version with third-row seats.
Young British firm Riversimple released teasers of its first model, which will receive hydrogen powerplant. Premiere of new items will be held on Wednesday, February 17. Vehicle weight will be 520 kilos. The machine will complement the power plant fuel cell power 8,5 kilowatt, four electric motors (one at each wheel) and the energy recovery system under braking. The novelty will be able to accelerate from standstill to 55 miles per hour (89 kilometers per hour) in nine seconds, and its maximum cruising range around 300 miles (483 kilometers). Complete filling of fuel tanks of hydrogen should not take more than three minutes.
Edition Prototype 0 learned new details about an extreme version of the supercar Pagani Huayra, which will premiere in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Giving six-liter twelve-engine compartment of the motor will increase to up to 730 830 horsepower. Forced engine will be combined with advanced seven-step "robot". Coupe will get reworked chassis with a high proportion of carbon fiber components. Weight Pagani Huayra BC will decrease by 150 kilos - to 1200 kilos. Coupe will receive additional air inlets in the bumper, the other side "skirt" and enlarged rear diffuser.